Cool Japanese Men

ab 24,90 

Brigitte Steger, Angelika Koch (Eds.)

Studying New Masculinities at Cambridge

ISBN 978-3-643-90955-8
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2017
Seiten 240
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Japanologie / Japanese Studies


Japanese men are becoming cool. The suit-and-tie salaryman
remodels himself with beauty treatments and ‚cool biz‘
fashion. Loyal company soldiers are reborn as cool,
attentive fathers. Hip hop dance is as manly as martial
arts. Could it even be cool for middle-aged men to idolise
teenage girl popstars?

This collection of studies from the University of Cambridge
provides fascinating insights into the contemporary lives of
Japanese men and looks behind the image of `Cool Japan‘.

Brigitte Steger is a Senior Lecturer in
Modern Japanese Studies at the University of Cambridge
researching daily life.

Angelika Koch (PhD Cambridge) is a Research Fellow at the
University of Ghent studying sexuality and health discourses
in premodern Japan.

Together they have co-edited Manga Girl Seeks Herbivore Boy
and are working on a project on ‚timescapes‘ in Japanese